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Another Reason to Love Kip Winger

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

Kip Winger, one of our favorite singers, was just honored by the U.S. military. Here's the official press release announcing the award:

 

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 16, 2009) – Multi-platinum recording artist, producer, songwriter Kip Winger was recently presented with an honorary plaque and a historic United States of America flag by The Government of the United States.

 

In a surprise presentation ceremony during the taping of “Legends & Lyrics” General Harold Cross honored and praised Kip for his work on Winger IV.

 

The inscription on the plaque reads:

Department of Defense Seal

IN APPRECIATION OF RECORDING ARTIST KIP WINGER AND HIS MUSICAL COMPOSITION
"BLUE SUEDE SHOES" HONORING THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF OUR UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES. OUR SINCERE THANKS, GENERAL HAROLD CROSS

 

Here's a clip of "Blue Suede Shoes."



There was more to the press release, which I didn't post here. Kip and Reb Beach are working on a new Winger album. I won't lie: I'm very excited and I can't wait. I love Winger and hope that someday soon they get on a killer package tour.

Reader Comments (5)

I love Blue Suede Shoes. My favorite song on the album. :)
February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXandra73
i agree they woul be great with like poison, def leppard, cinderella, aerosmith, whitesnake, etc.
February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
I'm so proud of him I could just burst. :)

More links (with pix):

Legends & Lyrics: (watch the video, it's a scream)
http://www.legendsandlyrics.com/

Blabbermouth article: (with picture!)
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=114484
February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
Good to hear that Kip Winger is getting some recognition for his work. He definately deserves it!
February 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
kip winger is so underrated it's sick the dude is a kick ass musician and so is his original band
August 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdannywild

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